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April 12, 2012
Handspun Zinnia Mittens

Picture overload, but I couldn't help it - I LOVE these mittens!

Handspun Zinnia Mittens

Started with this beautiful braid of "Hemlock" Falkland Wool dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits.

Hemlock Falkland Fiber

Divided the braid into warm and cool colors

Hemlock Falkland Bobbins

and spun 425 yards (102 grams) of regular 3 ply fingering wt. yarn

Hemlock Falkland Handspun Yarn

for Zinnia Mittens - Here is the back - such a pretty colorwork pattern!

Handspun Zinnia Mittens

and here is the front - also click for pic of thumb/side of mitten

Handspun Zinnia Mittens

I just love everything about them from the little picot hemmed cuff to the pretty little thumb flower - to me, mittens don't get much better than this! Watching the subtle handspun color changes was so entertaining (I'm obviously easily entertained!) that I needed no prodding to keep knitting.

Pattern: Zinnia Mittens by Mary Ann Stephens
Yarn: 2.5 ounces of handspun FatCatKnits Falkland in Hemlock colorway
Needles: 2.25 mm 40" circular
Size: 8.5" circumference; 11" tip to cuff
Knit exactly as written - excellent pattern!

Handspun Zinnia Mittens

The fit is perfect!

Handspun Zinnia Mittens

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